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The restoration of S1 234G

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2 minutes ago, scroogemcd said:

And how did you manage to get them tight? I have the SJ sills lying beside me and planning to fit them in the near future...🙄

With great difficulty! With the first one I managed to pull it in one pop rivet at a time but you need to be able to put a lot of force on the pop rivets hence the big pop rivet gun. The second one wouldn't pull in using that method so I drilled a few holes in the body and used long self tapper screws to pull it together. Once it was tight all the way down I then pop riveted it and removed the self tappers. Not an easy task.

Lotus Esprit [meaning] a 1:1 scale Airfix kit with a propensity to catch fire

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